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Reminder: Organizations in a Plural Society - Call for Abstracts

  • 1.  Reminder: Organizations in a Plural Society - Call for Abstracts

    Posted 06-08-2022 18:56


    Call for Abstracts

    International Conference on Organizational Sociology (ICOS)

    Organizations in a Plural Society

    December 8-9, 2022
    Trondheim, Norway

    Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

    Joint conference by
    Research Committee 17 "Sociology of Organization"
    of the International Sociological Association

    "Organization & Society" Research Group

    at the Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU Trondheim

    Section on Organizational Sociology of the German Sociological Association

    Nadine Arnold (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Cristina Besio (HSU Hamburg, Germany)
    Michael Grothe-Hammer (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)
    Uli Meyer (JKU Linz, Austria)
    Kurt Rachlitz (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)

    Our society is characterized by an ever-expanding number of organizations and organizational forms – a "hyper-organization" so to say (Bromley & Meyer 2015). Without doubt, organizations have a significant impact on the development of society. They have conquered nearly all areas of social life and new organizational forms nowadays diffuse even into areas which traditionally were coordinated in an informal and community-based manner (e.g., childcare, housekeeping, personal assessments and career advice, hunting, weddings, and funerals). This conference aims at disentangling the relation and mutual influence between the manifold forms of organization and a plural society. In particular, we focus on the entanglement of organizations with heterogeneous expectations.

    We invite papers that address the role and relevance of organizations in and for our plural society. The conference will take place at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, December 8-9, 2022. Please submit an abstract of 2-3 pages to by June 15, 2022. Decisions on acceptance will be made until the end of July.

    You can find the full-length CfA and more information on the conference website:

    Looking forward to meeting you in Trondheim!

    Michael Grothe-Hammer
    Associate Professor
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology